A Gross Morphological Study of Human Postmortem Pancreas in Bangladeshi People

Ahmed Firoz


Context: Incidence of pancreatic disease increases day by day in Bangladesh. Recent advances in pancreatic surgery and search for new techniques toward investigation of pancreas are demanding a review of the morphology of the pancreas in Bangladeshi people.
Objective: To establish a gross morphological standard of pancreas in Bangladeshi people.
Study design: A descriptive type of study.
Place and period of study: The study was carried out in the department of Anatomy, IPGM&R, Dhaka from November 1991 to May 1992.
Materials: 40 (Forty) pancreases from Bangladeshi cadaver of either sex were taken for the study.
Method: The collected samples were divided according to different age and sex and comparative studies were done between different age and sex groups.
Result: For both the length and weight of the pancreas, there were no significant differences between male and female in the same age group and in between group B and C in the same sex. Significant differences were found in the same sex when compared between group A & B & group C & A.
Conclusion: The observation and results of the present study are expected to standardize the morphology of pancreas in Bangladeshi people.

Keywords: Pancreas; morphology.

DOI: 10.3329/bja.v8i2.7016

Bangladesh Journal of Anatomy July 2010, Vol. 8 No. 2 pp. 56-58


Pancreas; morphology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bja.v8i2.7016